An award winning journalist on The Times for 30 years, Peter Evans was one of the very few to anticipate both the Brexit vote to leave the European Union and the Tory debacle in the 2017 general election. He blames government for a succession of disasters. The latest was the tower block inferno in west London. Rebel with a Cause exposes with hard evidence complacency and sometimes arrogance which causes government failure to meet its constitutional priority - to protect the realm and maintain the Queen's peace. In his career he was hi-jacked by knife carrying religious fanatics, threatened with violence by the London Richardson gang, and saved Cardinal Hume, the Roman Catholic leader, in a rock-throwing Notting Hill riot after being attacked himself.